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  • Taliban kill six Afghan policemen in ambush

    Date: 2014-09-17 09:37:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:33 - ID:956041

    KABUL, Sept 17 (MENA) - A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan, ABC news reported. Raouf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Herat province, said ....

  • Bangladesh top court commutes death sentence of a senior Islamist

    Date: 2014-09-17 07:34:01 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:15 - ID:954593

    DHAKA, Sept 17 (MENA) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court has commuted a death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests, ABC News reported ....

  • Canada imposes new sanctions on Russia World

    Date: 2014-09-17 05:40:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:3 - ID:954205

    MOSCOW, Sept 17 (MENA) - Canada has imposed a new package of sanctions against Russia, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development told an Itar-Tass correspondent on Tuesday. Earlier, Foreign Minister John Baird said in the ....

  • UK, France FMs meet in Paris to discuss Daesh combat

    Date: 2014-09-16 21:09:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:135 - ID:953661

    LONDON, Sept 16 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond met Tuesday with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius, in Paris. During this first bilateral meeting, the two ministers discussed, among other issues, the common fight against Daesh ....

  • 1 in 3 say 'Cameron should resign if Scotland votes Yes'

    Date: 2014-09-16 19:18:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:124 - ID:953089

    LONDON, Sept 16 (MENA) - Just one in three Brits think David Cameron should resign as Prime Minister if Scotland becomes independent, the latest ComRes/ITV News Index poll shows. Of those surveyed, 31% agreed Cameron should resign if Scotland ....

  • Spanish minister warns independent Scotland would get euro not pound

    Date: 2014-09-16 18:21:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:121 - ID:952997

    LONDON, Sept 16 (MENA) - Spain's European Affairs Minister contradicted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond by stating a separate Scotland would need to wait at least five years for EU membership and sign up to the single currency, the Telegraph ....

  • Operations against Daesh best described as mission rather than war - Australia PM

    Date: 2014-09-16 18:04:33 GMT - Australia - World - SN:118 - ID:952877

    CANBERRA, Sept 16 (MENA) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Tuesday of minimizing the risk of operations against Daesh in Iraq. "I don't want to minimize the difficulties and the dangers here because there are difficulties and there ....

  • UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuild

    Date: 2014-09-16 17:35:34 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:111 - ID:952681

    NEW YORK, Sept 16 (MENA) - The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the Abc News quoted U.N.'s top Mideast envoy as ....

  • French FM meets his British opposite number

    Date: 2014-09-16 14:31:41 GMT - France - World - SN:92 - ID:951717

    PARIS, Sept 16 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius received British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Tuesday. The meeting took up means to combat Daesh group and end the Ukrainian crisis, said Spokesman for the French Foreign ....

  • Italian Interior Minister: Nnew rules to prevent Daesh recruitment

    Date: 2014-09-16 11:43:42 GMT - Italy - World - SN:60 - ID:950201

    ROME, Sept 16 (MENA) - New rules are in the works to seal "a hole" in Italian laws to better deal with any citizen who chooses to fight on the side of terrorist groups such as Daesh, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said. He warned that the ....

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